Electoral politics and visions of community: Jimmy Carter, virtue, and the small town myth

Ronald Lee

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Abstract

Since the time of the nation's founding, progressive and conservative voices in America have argued over whether national or local community could best assure a virtuous citizenry. In an ideological reversal of role, Jimmy Carter in his 1976 presidential campaign invented a progressive discourse shaped by the small town myth. This essay examines the failure of the big city myth, the ideological paradox at the center of the progressive use of the small town myth, and the consequences attendant to the rhetorical connection of virtue and place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-60
Number of pages22
JournalWestern Journal of Communication
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

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Electoral politics and visions of community : Jimmy Carter, virtue, and the small town myth. / Lee, Ronald.

In: Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 59, No. 1, 03.1995, p. 39-60.

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